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Young Alumni Gathering in Boston - Summer 2019...
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Parent and Student Information

ATTENTION: Lawrence Academy has a new parent portal!

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our parent communication tools. We are still in the process of getting all of the functionality up and running. Please note that the School Main and Athletic calendars have not been migrated over. We will provide updates here once the data has been transitioned.

Weekend Activities & Community Service- 8/17 & 8/25

For anyone who lives locally and happens to be checking The Page– there are two early options for you to get some community service hours done for the 19-20 school year. You are responsible for your own transportation.

Habitat for Humanity – all day build – 8/17 in Ashburnham.

Must be 16+ and you need to register to volunteer directly through HFH – there is no LA sign-up.
It will probably fulfill the full 6 hours for the 19-20 school year!

Adilio 3v3 Soccer Tourney – 8/25 - on the LA turf field.
Sign-up through the LA Community Life sign-up page.
Show up at the time you signed-up for, find registration/check-in or Mr. Hawgood.

Here is the description:

Work at the Adilo 3v3 Soccer Tournament on campus to support improving a school in Ethiopia, located in the village where Mr. Hawgood’s boys are from. These hours will count towards the 19-20 school year since LA is a sponsor of this initiative. Tasks could include moving and setting things up or tearing them down, checking in players, assisting with games, selling food or other various important tasks that need to be done at a fundraising soccer tourney. (Tournament schedule is 9:00 to 5:00, but help is needed before and after the event.) Choose the best shift for you. Visit the Adilo 3v3 Soccer Tourney Website to learn more about the event and school: 

Community Life Meetings & News

Upcoming Community Life Events & Meetings

Student Government Committees

Anyone may join a committee – students do not need to be elected to SG to be a member of a committee. Faculty are welcome to join the committees as well. Click here to join a committee.

  • Community Life Committee – this the group works on activities, the calendar of events and plans specific weekend events together. Club leaders, proctors, and anyone else who wants to get involved with the activities we offer beyond the academic day may serve on this committee.
  • Food Committee – meet with DH staff to discuss suggestions and ideas for our meals; assist with planning and implementing themed meals
  • Special Events Committee – plans homecoming, formal events, and end of year activities like a field day and the underclassman night.
  • AAA (Academics, Arts, and Athletics) a space to discuss the intersection of these areas and how to strengthen that intersection or to discuss issues which affect these areas.

LA Cares: Service At LA

LA Cares: Service At LA

Visit Community Life Sign-up page for all CS options and weekend activities. Also visit the Community Life Calendar.

Spartan Community Collections: will continue next year with a specific focus each term

View the full monthly collection list.

The community service graduation requirement of 6 hours a year must be done during the academic year, early September 2018  through early June 2019 for freshman, sophomores and Juniors.  Seniors (Class of 2020) must have their community service – senior year and all previous incomplete years – done by February 28, 2020, the last day of winter term classes.  We always encourage students to volunteer over the summer for programs they are interested in learning more about, however summer hours may not be used towards the small requirement we have.

Click here to read about how to verify service hours. Many projects are offered through Lawrence Academy on the weekend and are posted in the weekend activities here on The Page or on the community service webpage.  (Summer service, is wonderful and encouraged, but not accepted as part of our requirement.)
 
Community Service Opportunities: Play baseball with kids with disabilities, help build a house for a deserving family, organize donations for children and teens in need, visit with senior citizens and adults and children with disabilities, serve a meal at a soup kitchen, and more. Check out the full list of CS options through our online community life sign-ups.  All CS projects have possible service hours to be earned in parenthesis after the title.  (The start and end times include travel time, if the project is away from campus. Travel time is not counted towards required service hours.)

Upcoming "on-your-own" service options in the local Area:

For anyone who lives locally and happens to be checking email – there are two early options for you to get some community service hours done for the 19-20 school year. You are responsible for your own transportation.

Habitat for Humanity – all day build – 8/17 in Ashburnham.

Must be 16+ and you need to register to volunteer directly through HFH – there is no LA sign-up.
It will probably fulfill the full 6 hours for the 19-20 school year!

Adilio 3v3 Soccer Tourney – 8/25 - on the LA turf field.
Sign-up through the LA Community Life sign-up page.
Show up at the time you signed-up for, find registration/check-in or Mr. Hawgood.

Here is the description:

Work at the Adilo 3v3 Soccer Tournament on campus to support improving a school in Ethiopia, located in the village where Mr. Hawgood’s boys are from. These hours will count towards the 19-20 school year since LA is a sponsor of this initiative. Tasks could include moving and setting things up or tearing them down, checking in players, assisting with games, selling food or other various important tasks that need to be done at a fundraising soccer tourney. (Tournament schedule is 9:00 to 5:00, but help is needed before and after the event.) Choose the best shift for you. Visit the website to learn more about the event and school: www.adilo3v3tournament.com

 

Parents' Association Information/Meetings/Dates

Parents' Association: Information/Meetings/Dates

  • September 12 - Kick-Off Parents Association, MCC at 6:30 PM
  • November 4 - Parent Association meeting, MCC at 5:00 PM
  • December 5 - Parent Association Holiday Party, MCC at 6:30 PM
  • February 3 - Parent Association meeting, MCC at 6:30 PM
  • February 6 - Faculty and Staff Appreciation lunch, MacNeil Lounge
  • April 21 - Parent Association meeting, MCC at 6:30 PM
  • May 2 - Parent Association Spring Social, McDonald Library Terrace, TBD
  • June 2 - Parent Volunteer party, TBD

Information & Resources

Attendance, Travel & Sign-Out Information

Expectations: Attendance, Travel & Sign-Outs

  • If your child is a day student and you need to report their absence from class or their afternoon commitment, please call the daily attendance line (978-448-1518) or e-mail Tanya Clark (tclark@lacademy.edu).
  • If your child is a boarding student, please note the following attendance options…
    • Normal WEEKEND departures are submitted by the student through the REACH system.
    • Daily absences (you’re taking your child to the doctor’s office, etc.) and WEEKNIGHT absences (your child is spending a weeknight at home) must be communicated directly through the daily attendance line (978-448-1518) or by e-mail to Tanya Clark (tclark@lacademy.edu).
    • After 3:30 PM, and on weekends, please contact the faculty member on duty (OD) at 978-758-7896 to update the school about your boarder’s sign-out. Parents/guardians must communicate this information directly, students cannot call in changes themselves.
    • All weekend sign-outs are due by 1:00 PM on Thursday. REACH shuts down at this time and does not accept new sign-outs until 8:00 PM on Sunday. 
  • Transportation and lodging.
    • Students may not use Uber. Lawrence Academy has a list of approved drivers and services that have passed all of the necessary background checks. Please contact Andrew Healy, dean of students, for more information.
    • Students may not sign-out to a hotel unless a parent or guardian is present.

Day Student Bus Schedule

Bus Information

  • LEXINGTON, CONCORD AND ACTON (SCHEDULED STOPS)
    • (1) Lexington, Harrington School, 328 Lowell Street 6:50 AM
    • (2) Alcott House Lexington Rd (AM) Concord, PM drop off at Rte. 2 at Crosby's Corner Mobil Station 7:10 AM
    • (3) Concord, Rte. 2 at Paparazzi Restaurant 7:20 AM
    • (4) Acton, Rte. 2A/119 at the Makaha Restaurant (AM) 7:25 AM
    • Note: PM drop-off is across the street at Donelan's
  • ANDOVER (SCHEDULED STOPS)
    • (1) Downtown Andover (Chestnut Street parking lot located behind CVS) 7:00 AM
    • (2) Route 133 intersection @ the Boston Sports Club 7:10 AM
  • SPECIAL DEPARTURE TIMES
    • Friday, September 9th (7:00 PM departure)(Class dinners)
    • Friday, October 19th (5:00 PM departure)(Parents' Weekend)
    • Monday, November 5th (7:00 PM departure)(Winterim Night)
    • Thursday, November 15th (5:00 PM departure)(Last day of fall exams)
    • Monday, December 10th (7:45 PM departure)(Holiday concert)
    • Thursday, February 28th (5:00 PM departure)(Last day of winter exams)
    • Monday, March 4th - Thursday, March 14th (4:30 PM departure)(Winterim)
    • Friday, March 15th (6:30 PM departure)(Winterim Wrap-Up Night)
    • Tuesday, May 28th (2:00 PM departure)(Prom)
    • Thursday, May 30th (5:00 PM departure)(Class of 2019 Parent Dinner)
    • Friday, May 31st (2:00 PM departure)(Graduation)
    • Thursday, June 6th (2:00 PM departure)(Last day of spring exams)
NOTES
  • Both bus lines arrive on campus at approximately 7:45 AM. The academic day starts at 8:00 AM.
  • Return departure from Lawrence Academy in the fall and spring is 6:30 PM (during the winter, the return is at 7:00 PM). The bus leaves from behind the dining hall.
  • Students who are not able to catch the evening bus due to an away game, late practice or other school commitment must arrange for their transportation that evening; bus service is not adjusted to accommodate late practices or games.
  • During the winter months, a one hour snow delay bumps the listed departure back by one hour, a two hour delay bumps the listed departure back by two hours, etc.
  • When school is cancelled (weather, head's holiday or long weekend) bus service to campus is also cancelled.

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